Secrets are mischievous entities that breathe life into our minds, shared with a friend bonds form over time, secrets develop a soul and a past, but a secret can rarely ever last, it seeps from the mind from which it was stored, the mouth that contained it is now a river from which it’s poured, now this secret has developed into something more, careful with your secrets they’ve been know to start a war.

By The VirtuousMiscreant

This is the moment an angry one-and-a-half ton bison decided to assert its dominance by charging directly at a stunned photographer. Luckily for local photographer Marc Latremouille he was able to take the heart-stopping shot from the safety of his car before driving off. ‘The bison was sprinting to convey dominance over other bison,’ explains Marc. 'Luckily for me, he didn’t try to assert his dominance towards my car.'Picture: Marc Latremouille / Media Drum  - Telegraph)

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25-strong pack of wolves hunting bison in Canada

Still shots from the David Attenborough series “Frozen Planet” showing a huge pack of 25 wolves on the hunt for bison.

Travelling single-file through the deep snow to save energy, the packs in the Wood Buffalo National Park are the only wolves in the world that specialise in hunting bison ten times their size.

After hours of pursuit and tension, the pack force the herd to stampede, hoping that a yearling will stray or fall behind during the chaos. Apparently, the yearling in this photo escaped the wolves but was killed by another member of the herd that ran headlong into it.

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The first baby bison of the year have arrived at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. Last week four bison calves were born on the refuge. Here’s some cute pics of one of them with its mother. Photos by Tom Wall, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Don’t  Do This Shit #314:  Get Close to a Bison

A 62-year-old Australian man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park around 11 a.m. today.

According to witness reports, several people were crowding a bison that was lying on the grass near an asphalt path, when the man approached the bison while taking pictures with an electronic notepad.  He got to within 3 to 5 feet from the bison when it charged him, tossing him into the air several times.  

When responding rangers arrived on scene, the bison was approximately 100 yards from the victim.  The victim was transported to a ground ambulance and then taken by helicopter ambulance for further medical treatment.

Visitors are reminded that Yellowstone wildlife is wild. Wildlife should not be approached, no matter how tame or calm they appear.

When an animal is near a trail or boardwalk, visitors should still give it a wide berth, not approaching closer than the recommended safe distances: 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves.

Bison can sprint three times faster than humans can run and are unpredictable and dangerous. Visitors are advised to always give the animals enough space, even if that means altering their plans to avoid crowding the animal.  

For further information on park safety, please visit:

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/safety.htm

Read more at: Yellowstone National Park

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Meet the “beefalo” - a hybrid between a wild bison and a domestic cow. These animals are often bred not merely for novelty, but also because they are heartier in cold weather, don’t suffer from many diseases that normal stock are susceptible to, and because they produce leaner meat than their domestic counterparts. 

I actually started looking into these guys because I purchased a strange pelt on Craigslist last weekend that looked, from the listing photos, to be an abnormally-dark buffalo hide. But when I saw the skin in person, it was clear this was not the case. The hide had characteristics of both domestic cow and wild bison, and because I’d heard of beefalo before without having done much research on the breed, I decided to look into a bit more in-depth. 

Bingo. The skin looks like a blackish-brown bison skin with a ‘mane’ and everything, but the hair is a bit more coarse and wiry than you’d expect from a full-blooded bison. The seller initially thought the pelt was from an enormous black bear, to give you an idea as to what kind of fur this thing has. I’ll have to snap some photos of it tomorrow when I’ve got better light.

For now, enjoy the novelty of these amazing hybrids.